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Swansea Ghost Town

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Swansea Ghost Town

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Swansea Road, Parker, AZ 85344
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Gwen C wrote a review Nov 2020
Prescott, Arizona540 contributions127 helpful votes
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It’s mind boggling to imagine how people found this place to mine in the early 1900’s. This old mining town is in the middle of nowhere desert 14 miles down a very rocky and bumpy not maintained and not very traveled dirt road. A 4x4 is a must! Side by sides looked like they handled the drive the best. The road it single wide for approximately 5 miles right before the mine area and travels up and down a very steep extremely rocky and rutted grade with sheer drops on one side. Bring water and food so you can relax and walk around the pretty well preserved buildings and boarded up mine shafts in the area. You’ll probably be the only ones there. Very quiet and very desert beautiful. Definitely glad we went.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Jeannine S wrote a review Jan 2020
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As of 1/5/2019, site was well-preserved and labeled with signs. Very interesting, easy to view, paths well established. Access road more suited for 4x4 or ATV, we enjoyed the drive in on our RZR a lot! Great views, beautiful panorama as you come in to the area. You can walk around the smelter site and see the adjoining structures. Across the dirt road is the housing area, currently under restoration. Tailing piles and excavation tells the tale. Allow time to ride the many outstanding dirt roads near the area. VERY ENJOYABLE DAY. Weather in January 70’s and NICE !
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Carol F wrote a review May 2019
12 contributions4 helpful votes
This place is very interesting and has a lot to offer on the history of the area. However it could really use more signs and information on them. It is a shame to let got to complete ruin.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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bsktjulie wrote a review Mar 2019
Overton, Nevada51 contributions12 helpful votes
Awesome place to visit! The road in is primitive but passable with two wheel drive. The drive is beautiful! Definitely worth the trip!
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Camille V wrote a review Feb 2018
Downers Grove, Illinois39 contributions23 helpful votes
This was a hard drive to see very little. No signs of ghosts or anything else. You need a rugged vehicle to drive the final few miles.
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Date of experience: February 2018
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